What Interventions are Available? NON-PHARMACEUTICAL INTERVENTIONS Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPI) will be the principal control measures for slowing the spread of pandemic influenza outbreaks since vaccines and antiviral medicines will be unavailable or in very limited supply. GET READY NOW! NON-PHARMACEUTICAL INTERVENTIONS HAND WASHING RESPIRATORY ETIQUETTE ISOLATION AND HOME CARE OF THE SICK SOCIAL DISTANCING Preventing […]
PANDEMIC INFLUENZA CAN HAVE SEVERE SYMPTOMS. EVERYONE IS AT RISK AND IT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS AND DEATH.
Teach your household members that pandemic flu can make them very sick.
Q. How is pandemic flu different from the common flu?
A. Pandemic flu has similar symptoms to the common flu, but can cause more severe illness or complications because it is usually a virus that has never before circulated among people, so they are not likely to have immunity to it.
The Threat of Pandemic Influenza is Serious • Pandemic Influenza is when a new form of influenza is able to spread within humans • Pandemic Influenza has the ability to spread quickly • Pandemic Influenza may cause social and economic disruptions • Everyone around the world will be at risk Experts are currently monitoring the […]
What is the difference between the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus, regular swine influenza, avian influenza, seasonal influenza, and pandemic influenza? • Swine influenza is a common respiratory disease caused by a strain of the influenza virus (H1N1) that mostly infects pigs, but has infected people in the past, particularly if they have been in close […]
1 – Identifying an Influenza Outbreak What do you see in these pictures? Have you seen symptoms like this in your family or community? MAIN POINTS • These people have influenza, also known as “the flu,” due to an outbreak in their community. • The symptoms of regular influenza are coughing, sneezing, runny nose, headache, […]